London UK 2025

Dates and Venue

23 - 24 April 2025 | ExCeL London

17 - 18 April 2024 | ExCeL London

T3S3 - Skills infrastructure


T3S3 - Skills infrastructure

Wednesday 17 April 2024
Conference Theatre 3
Skills, talent and learning , Tools and technologies , Future L&D
Skills have been called the ‘new oil for business’ – the essential part of an organisation that keeps it successful in the modern era. But we’ve been here before, in the 1990s and 2000s, when competencies were all the rage. What’s different today? Does AI and Software as a Service make it possible to get a handle on skills today, or is it just the new snake oil?

The skills-based organisation – buy-in, barriers and benefits 

Explore skills infrastructure within the learning and development (L&D) landscape with a look at skills taxonomies and the so-called Skills Based Organisation. We’ll explore how organisations are transitioning towards dynamic, skills-based frameworks, focussing on automation of skills taxonomies. We will also look at the practical steps needed to align job roles and skills throughout the talent management process – from recruitment to on-the-job development. 

Learn about skills profiling for individuals, the role of L&D and the importance of organisational buy-in. This will be an open discussion in which we’ll really get to grips with the issues of skills management, the extraordinary things that may be possible, and the issues you’ll need to consider. 

  • The promise of skills management – and the challenges
  • Working with AI-driven skills taxonomies
  • Integrating and validating skills profiling 
  • Align learning content with critical skills
  • Obtaining – and maintaining – organisational buy-in 
Lori Niles-Hofmann, Senior Learning Strategist
Gordon Ritchie, Principal Consultant, Skills - Skill Collective
Peter Sheppard, Head of Global Learning Ecosystem - Ericsson
Teresa Rose, Director - ConsultHer Ltd

Learning Technologies Sponsors

Learning Technologies Partners